Established in 1986, Technology Supplies is the leading Design, Technology and Engineering specialist for education worldwide. They are a globally trusted company who’s services include installations, from design and consultation to commissioning and training; maintenance services for all types of educational workshops; supply of over 8,000 curricula-aligned products; and excellent aftercare and technical support across all their products and equipment.
Technology Supplies staff supports over 17,500 educators in 53 countries, providing 8,000 products from our fully stocked, 90,000 sq.ft. warehouse facility. In the UK they supply to over 4,375 UK schools.
Technology supplies product manager Nick Watts said, “Technology Supplies has been supplying and supporting 3D printers within education for over 14 years, offering a carefully considered range across various technologies and are now delighted to have formed a partnership with Learnbylayers.
Technology Supplies understands the value of having curriculum resource available to use in conjunction with fast moving 3D technology especially from experienced educators like Philip. 3D printing will undoubtedly continue to be an important resource within D&T and STEM studies and as advanced 3D technology becomes more accessible, Learnbylayers will help educational establishments continue to apply the skills and techniques developed in this resource.”
From a teachers point of view, they are the go to place when you purchasing supplies for your classroom and the majority of teachers become life time customers. With this partnership as a re-seller of Learnbylayers, more teachers will be able to integrate the teaching of 3D printing into their classrooms.
Technology supplies – trusted by teachers
Technology supplies stock a vast range of 3D printers, from desktop printers such as Ultimakers, Up Minis and Makerbots, to more advanced consumer models such as the Formlabs and even higher end industrial printers from 3D systems.
This means that teachers looking to start 3D printing in the classroom can buy a printer and curriculum in one go and be fully ready to start teaching students. They can hit the ground running and not have the stress of developing curriculum content. Planning high quality schemes of work is no easy task and consumes hours of teachers precious time.
With learnbylayers, our curriculum frees up teachers from spending needless hours planning lessons. The fact that every lesson meets national education standards also ensures that teachers can deliver their lessons in confidence knowing they are teaching what is required. Phil Cotton, the founder of learnbylayers states,
‘This is a key partnership with one of the biggest and most established suppliers in education. Teachers can now buy a 3D printer along with the curriculum in one purchase, allowing for them to start 3D printing with their classes from day one’.
For years teachers have had a wide choice of 3D printers, but very little options when it comes to high quality curriculum content and full schemes of work. Many teachers have purchased a printer and then spent months tinkering with it, developing projects before even introducing the technology to their students.
Now with learnbylayers partnering with Technology supplies, 3dprinting and a teacher driven curriculum will expand further into more classrooms.